John Delcos

I am an active member of the BBWAA and have covered Major League Baseball in several capacities for over 25 years, including 15 in New York working the Mets' and Yankees' beat. I covered the Baltimore Orioles for eight years and the Cleveland Indians before that. Today I am a freelance writer and social director for several media outlets and a Senior Editor for MetsmerizedOnline.com.

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Sandy Does Dallas

An article by posted on December 8, 2011 0 Comments
Sandy Does Dallas

I understand the fans’ dismay over the Mets losing Jose Reyes, but I believe it has more to do with the disarray the team is in more than losing the player itself. Reyes’ departure is emblematic to the degree of how far the Mets fell since the 2006 playoffs. The fact is Reyes makes his […]

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Keeping Reyes Was Always Just A Pipedream

An article by posted on December 6, 2011 0 Comments
Keeping Reyes Was Always Just A Pipedream

General manager Sandy Alderson, on WFAN today, equated the Jose Reyes departure to that “of losing somebody after a long illness … you can prepare for it, but when it happens it is a hard thing to accept.’’ With Alderson forecasting a $100-million payroll for 2012, Reyes would have been an injury risk they couldn’t […]

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Why Revenue Sharing and Luxury Tax Failed

An article by posted on November 29, 2011 0 Comments

You can get dizzy trying to figure out the various formulas for revenue sharing and the luxury tax, but some things are givens. There will always be some teams willing to spend because the objective is to win. There will also be some teams not willing to spend and find comfort in using their small […]

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2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

An article by posted on November 23, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Justin Turner, 2B

JUSTIN TURNER THE SKINNY: With second base a black hole last season when Brad Emaus didn’t make it and Daniel Murphy was hurt, Turner played more than anticipated. His playing time also increased when Jose Reyes twice went on the disabled list and Tejada played shortstop. PRE-SEASON EXPECTATIONS: In the minor leagues, where he had […]

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Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments
Meaningful Games In September, Requires Meaningful Spending In Offseason

It certainly was eye-opening to read about what the Texas Rangers gave closer Joe Nathan, who is coming off Tommy John surgery. At 37, Nathan will get a two-year deal worth $14.5 million. Is he worth it? Apparently he is to the Texas Rangers, who’ll be writing the checks, and that’s all that really matters. […]

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Mets 2011 Player Review: Lucas Duda, RF

An article by posted on November 22, 2011 0 Comments

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with Lucas Duda. Tomorrow: Justin Turner. LUCAS DUDA, RF THE SKINNY: Duda is power personified. When he […]

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2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

An article by posted on November 20, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Player Review: Daniel Murphy, IF

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with utility player Daniel Murphy. Saturday: Lucas Duda. Sunday: Justin Turner. DANIEL MURPHY, IF THE SKINNY:  Murphy is […]

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Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

An article by posted on November 19, 2011 0 Comments
Could Mike Pelfrey Be A Reliever?

General manager Sandy Alderson earmarked getting a closer and improving the bullpen as his top priorities. Given that, why not consider erratic starter Mike Pelfrey in the closer role? A switch in roles proved to be career boosts for Dave Righetti and Dennis Eckersley, and it could be worth exploring for Pelfrey, who has not […]

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2011 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis, 1B

An article by posted on November 18, 2011 0 Comments
2011 Mets Player Review: Ike Davis, 1B

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with first baseman Ike Davis. Tomorrow: Daniel Murphy. IKE DAVIS, 1B THE SKINNY: Davis became a Mets cult […]

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2011 Player Review: Josh Thole, C

An article by posted on November 16, 2011 0 Comments

We began our review of the 2011 Mets by examining their free agents and players the team will consider tending contracts to. We started evaluating the rest of the roster, beginning with infielder Ruben Tejada and continue today with catcher Josh Thole. Tomorrow: Ike Davis. JOSH THOLE – C THE SKINNY: Thole turned heads in […]

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